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BioExcel-2 Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research

BioExcel-2 Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research

Objective

Life Sciences have become increasingly digital and this is accelerating. Computational techniques play key roles in processing, analysis and generating new knowledge from experiments, even in replacing them. This has been enabled due to tremendous advances in techniques such as docking and molecular simulations at both atomistic and quantum levels to which world-leading European research and software are contributing. Pushing computational capabilities towards Exascale will advance the area, enabling researchers to tackle increasingly complex questions related to biomolecules' function, mechanisms, dynamics and interactions. This will impact on our daily life, in health, for the development of new drugs and efficient drug delivery methods, in biotechnology, environment, agriculture, food industry and education. To exploit this great computational power, in academia and industry, significant efforts on software efficiency, scaling, usability and education are needed. This is the mission of the BioExcel Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research launched in 2015 with EC support. It has made significant contributions by focusing on highest-impact European codes, workflows and an extensive, international education program. BioExcel-2 will continue and expand this work, with a focus on Exascale impact, improved usability, expanded training and commercial applications, while strengthening its user-driven governance. Specifically it will: * Push performance, efficiency, scalability and usability of the selected software packages towards Exascale in a co-design manner, contributing to the EuroHPC vision * Support convergence of HPC, HTC, and HPDA with workflows combining simulations with data management and analytics * Support and enlarge the user community by providing support, workforce development, continued training, guidance, and best practices * Develop a sustainable and open community centre with user-driven governance and clear KPIs.
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Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Address

Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 008 000

Participants (13)

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UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 046 875

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA BIOMEDICA (IRB BARCELONA)

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 455 625

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 178 442,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 919 475

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 702 468,75

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 298 187,50

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 810 028,75

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 431 250

ACROSSLIMITS LTD

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 222 500

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 462 481,25

IAN HARROW CONSULTING LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 102 375

NORMAN RICHARD ALBERT

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 237 750

NOSTRUM BIODISCOVERY SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 123 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 823830

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 998 833,75

  • EU contribution

    € 7 998 833,75

Coordinated by:

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden